Leeward Business Advisors is here to help your business. We have a range of solutions designed by business minded technology professionals. Our team is here to help you whether you need to assess your IT processes, revamp the whole IT team, reduce your technology costs, tame an unruly backlog of system replacements, migrate your data center, or just get caught up on security patches. Explore our solutions to learn more or give us a call to find out how we can shelter you from the complexity of technology.
“Leeward Business Advisors shelters our customers from the complexity of technology. We help drive business results by providing advisory services, relevant technology solutions, and support.”
According to a 2014 study conducted by Gartner; “Fifty-one percent of CIOs are concerned that the digital torrent is coming faster than they can cope, and 42% don’t feel they have the talent needed to face this future.” “51% of CIOs believe they are falling behind” and therefore putting their business and reputation of IT at risk.
Our mission is simple, but that does not make our jobs easy. Our staff is constantly acquiring new knowledge, testing product updates, evaluating the market, measuring the performance of new vendors, and a number of other proactive tasks. We take on this burden so you can be freed of it. Technology can quickly become unruly, detached, and a major drain on your business resources. Let Leeward shelter you from the complexity so you can focus on your business. When your resources are free from mundane IT tasks, they can focus on building and developing technology that moves your business forward. No business in history beat out their competitor because their file servers were the best organized, or their email retention policy was surgically tuned, or they had the newest wireless mouse. Competitive business advantages come from differentiating capabilities. You focus on building new capabilities; we’ll take care of the rest.
Leeward has combined over 50 years of experience consulting, auditing, implementing, and migrating technology and distilled the successful bits into the Leeward L.E.A.D. Advisory Framework. The core principle of L.E.A.D. is very simple, always seek to identify relevant opportunities for improvement. However, our experience has proven that simple principles are not always easy to execute. If the framework is not applied, the outcome is inconsistent and your project has an increased risk of failing. Please, do not settle for inconsistent. Pick Leeward as your partner and settle for nothing less than success.
We LISTEN to our customers and use a requirements documenting tool that allows us to focus in on business needs. Our advisors will work with you to understand your business and identify the key opportunities for improvements. Sometimes a bigger server and newer software adds up to more complexity and less value. We leverage a recursive evaluation process that allows us to determine the root cause of a problem or the root solution of an opportunity. The Leeward team then models the benefit to ensure the right approach has been identified.
Knowledge is a key determining factor of a successful business. Technology changes quickly. Our customers often comment they feel overwhelmed and underinformed. The second element of the framework is EDUCATE. Leeward will provide you with specific knowledge and information that is germane to your needs. Our advisors are specifically selected and trained to reduce complex technology to easily understandable business decisions. We’ll worry about how to configure the Hypervisor to see the NFS space and replicate the primary node to the second geo-redundant storage target after source side deduplication has executed. You just tell us the type of business risks and natural disasters you would like to guard against; we will provide you a list of data protection options based on cost, value, and service.
Arguably the most common fatal flaw of any plan is failing to adjust. If every business had the same exact needs we could implement the same exact cookie cutter solutions. However, that is not the case. Leeward maintains an agile business model supported by a dynamic R&D methodology. This allows us to ADJUST our solutions to align closely to your business needs. Many consulting firms and service providers steer away from adjusting their solutions because it saves them time and money. Which means you pay for more than you need and spend more time making it work. Our desire to avoid this mis-alignment is the primary reason we developed L.E.A.D. You need solutions that fit your budget and add value, and Leeward wants to provide those to you.
The final aspect of L.E.A.D. is DELIVER. We suspect the motivation behind the inclusion of this element of the framework may shock you. The majority of consulting and advisory firms in business today cannot deliver. This is because they do not own the assets, manage the services, or provide the solutions that they recommend. They help you build a plan and then step back during implementation when you need them the most. Leeward does not attempt to offer every technology solution conceivable. In fact, we work with a very strong network of partners to complement our capabilities. However, Leeward does deliver on the solutions we recommend. In fact, we partner with you to document and track specific success criteria to ensure the solution delivers the required benefits. We then offer our services to continue our partnership and guide you through a directed implementation. The result is lower costs and quicker results.